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Huelva port looks to increase agrifood exports

Huelva, Spain (PortSEurope) June 22, 2018 – The Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Rural Development (Consejería de Agricultura, Pesca y Desarrollo Rural), through the general director of Industrias y Cadena Agroalimentaria (Agrifood Industries and Food Chain), Rosa Ríos, has encouraged Andalusian agri-food companies to take advantage of the current situation to “continue growing their exports”, as has happened in the last eight years.

Ríos, who has participated in a conference on ‘The logistical challenges of international fruit and vegetable trade’, organized by the Port of Huelva , the Association for the Commercial Promotion of the Port of Huelva (Huelvaexport) and the promoters of the Fruit Logistica fair in Berlin (Germany), highlighted that Andalusian companies “are at a very opportune moment in which exports can increase, opening new markets”.

The representative of the Andalusian Administration said that Andalusia is the main producer of fruit and vegetables in Spain, representing 44% of Spanish horticultural production, this being the “spearhead of our agri-food sector.” At the same time, he warned that “this sector has a proven recognition in the markets and helps bring the Andalusian brand to its highest levels”.

Ultimately, Rosa Ríos acknowledged that “Andalusia has a modern, competitive and sustainable horticultural sector, with the capacity to conquer new markets with innovative and quality products”.

Source: Autoridad Portuaria de Huelva

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